2014 National Action Network Annual King Day Public Policy Forum in NYC

January 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

      On January 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM, the National Action Network, headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, held its annual King Day Public Policy Forum at its headquarters located at 106 W 145th St, NY, NY. The event was filled to capacity with speakers that included:

  • Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of the national Action Network
  • US Senator Chuck Schumer
  • US Senator Kristen Gillibrand
  • New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio
  • New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray
  • US Congressman Charles Rangel
  • US Congressman Jose Serrano
  • US Congressman Jerry Nadler
  • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
  • New York City Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
  • New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
  • New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat
  • New York State Senator Kevin Parker
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • New York City Councilwoman Inez Dickens
  • Pastor Michael Walrond,NAN Ministers Division Director
  • Bertha Lewis, Black Institute
  • Donna Lieberman, NYCLU
  • Hazel Dukes, NYS NAACP
  • Stuart Applebaum, RWDSU
  • Dr. Lenora Fulani, All Stars Project
  • Nicole Paultre Bell, Widow of Sean Bell
  • Rev. Lisa D. Jenkins, Senior Pastor of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
  • Brandon J. Dirden, actor who plays Martin Luther King, Jr in the Broadway play "All The Way"

     Topics that concern us all were covered such as unemployment, education, voter suppression, civil rights, and others and was accompanied by calls to action to help make the change we all need. 

     Also in attendance the first African-American mayor of the City of New York, the honorable Mayor David Dinkins.


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